So, I've often lamented how I wish you could come to my house for real and we could sit and chat. Luckily for me my mom lives in Utah and so do a lot of the friends I've made here. When an opportunity for my whole family to be together this summer surfaced we had to make plans to go (much to my dismay at the thought of traveling alone with 3 littles). I immediately emailed Pink (aka pinksuedeshoe) and told her we were finally going to get to meet and hang out! Then she offered to throw me a party. A blogging party! A BLOGGING AND SEW AND TELL PARTY!!! I was so excited!!
It turned out to be as fabulous to meet my people (as Amy S. - Diary of a Quilter put it) and share some projects. And eat some delicious treats.
|lime pie cakes courtesy of pink - see recipe here.|
and drink some Diet Coke (to stay awake...)
and see Pink in her other element:
It was so fabulous in fact that we got together again a few nights later so some others could come who missed the first night. Nadine of Material Girl's Quilts was so awesome to let us come to her shop and eat our Cafe Rio (YUUUUUMMMMM) in her back room and shop until past 11. She's like the fairy fabric godmother! I think I'll have to share that night in another post...
I've been trying to figure out how to share all the goodness with you, so I've decided to just go the inundate-you-with-pictures route. Hope you don't mind!
To start out - here we all are at Pink's house:
From left to right we are Amy, Diary of a Quilter, Amy, Vintage Fern, Erin, Two More Seconds, Leigh, Leedle Deedle, Elizabeth, Such a Sew and Sew, Vicki, Sew Inspired, Pink and me.
We went around the group and shared what we like about blogging, how we met our husbands, and a project. Entertaining for sure!
Now a disclaimer, most of these pictures were taken while people were talking. So ignore the talking faces and refer to smiling faces above. :)
Here is Elizabeth's snowball quilt. I was amazed at the detail in the quilting. That she did on her own little machine.
And Vicki sells the pattern for this adorable Ruffle Crush quilt. I love the colors!
Erin showed us a block for her month of the bee we are in together, Bee Tweet.
The Sewing Summit. I'll be there - will you? I can't wait!
I loved and was impressed by the handwork of Leigh's hexagon project.
My cute mom came to join in the fun and she brought this little tessalation quilt that she recently finished.
Pink shared her awesomely pink hair and quilt.
Amy R. brought two quilt tops. This cute one from a mystery quilt along she participated in:
One of my favorite things about the evening was finally seeing Pink's creative space! I always love the pictures she takes in there. Here are Leigh and Erin enjoying it:
It really was great to meet all of these ladies and spend the evening talking fabric together. The best part was the initial meeting where I had to match up real life faces with pictures I've seen!
So I shared the skirt I was wearing that night, and I finished yet another one yesterday. Aren't you sick of seeing them though?
Okay, I'm wearing it right now, so here's an iPod photo for you:
What did you finish this month? And of course - if you were able to help someone with a project, do share!
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